Human Skin Contains An Odor Receptor That Responds To Sandalwood Smells By Enhanced Healing

by on October 23, 2014
The skin is an important major organ, the function of which includes acting as a protective covering against injury for underlying tissue, as well as a sensing, cooling, and water retention among others.  Now German researchers have discovered that there is an odor receptor expressed in at least one major skin cell type, and that […]

Noncovalent, Self-Assembled, Robust, Porous Material That Adsorbs Greenhouse Gas

by on October 22, 2014
Researchers from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Houston have created “noncovalent organic frameworks”, a new type of porous material that overcomes barriers holding back development of porous material technologies.  The material is highly processable, self-assembled, possessing of a true superstructure with large, 16 angstrom pores.  The material has a high affinity for hydrocarbons, […]


Dark Matter X-Ray Signature From Beyond The Standard Model Revealed By Space Observatory

by on October 21, 2014
Astronomers analyzing 12 years worth of X-ray data from the European Space Agency Multi Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) have found excess detected emissions comparing between two locations around the Earth.  In one location, at the Sun-side, more emissions were detected versus in the other location, at the far side.  Ruling out known sources of X-rays such […]

Gut Bacteria Found To Be Causal Factor In Weight Gain

by on October 19, 2014
Metagenomic sequencing of gut microbiota in previous studies have shown over-representation of Clostridium bacteria species in people with Type 2 diabetes, and obese adults (the studies were performed by Swedish scientists led by Fredrik Backhed and a consortium including MetaHIT, both published in Nature, see references below). Now a research team from the German Institute […]

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Novel Molecule For Anti-Obesity Genetic Therapy Improves Metabolic Profile And Significantly Reduces Weight 

by on October 18, 2014
Bioengineers from the Institute for Bioengineering and Biopharmaceutical Research in Hanyang University, Korea, have created a new therapeutic molecule that can target a fat cells and attenuate the activity of fatty-acid uptake genes that cause a disease condition.  The heart of the biotechnology is a complex oligopeptide molecule made up of both protein peptides and RNA.  The […]
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Robotically-Controlled Swimming Nanomotors Carve Out Next-Generation Nanoscale Computer Chip Lithographic Features

by on October 17, 2014
University of California San Diego researchers have imagined and realized a low cost, innovative solution to next-generation nanofabrication that could be applied to advanced computer chip creation using tiny nanomotors inspired by biology.  The researchers showed that it is possible to carve out well-defined, nanoscale features such as ridges and trenches in a substrate, basic components […]


New Omnidirectional Broadband 2D Crystal Efficiently Absorbs 85% Of Photon Energy

by on October 16, 2014
Research engineers at MIT have developed a novel solar material in the form of a 2D metallic, dielectric photonic crystal.  The material has remarkable properties of broadband absorption of sunlight, from visible to near infrared portions of the spectrum, with little dependence on the angle of the incident light.  Efficiencies in these bands were measured to […]

Children Born Soon After The Great 1998 North American Ice Storm Show DNA Imprint 13 Years Later

by on October 15, 2014
Researchers have discovered that maternal stresses effect changes in the DNA of the offspring in long term ways.  In a study of expectant mothers in the 1998 North American Ice Storm and their children 13 years later, the researchers found that the number of days the expectant mother was deprived of electricity was predictive of […]


Hypertension Risk Increased By Living Near A Major Roadway

by on October 14, 2014
Urban living is associated with negative health outcomes.  Epidemiologists at Brown University’s School of Public Health, led by Professor Gregory Wellenius, have discovered one causative factor: living near a major roadway significantly increases the risk of developing hypertension.  The study was carried out on 5,401 participants enrolled in the San Diego study of the Women’s […]
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Bacteria Nanowires Found To Be Exceptionally Long Extensions Of Outer Membrane

by on October 12, 2014
Bacteria nanowires were first observed in 2005 as long, conductive structures emanating from the body of a bacteria.  These nanometer-width wires are thought to serve the function of transferring electrons to distant oxidized metal minerals for biological processes.  But many aspects of the wires remain mysteries, for example their composition, the molecular organization that generates the thin, […]